Great news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Great news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition)

Job Outlook:   “Overall employment of barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Employment change:  “Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologist will increase by 20 percent, much faster than average, while the number of barbers will increase by 12 percent, about as fast as average.  This growth will primarily come from an increasing population, which will lead to greater demand for basic hair services.  Additionally, the demand for hair coloring and other advanced hair treatments has increased in recent years, particularly among baby boomers and young people.  This trend is expected to continue, leading to a favorable outlook for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists.”  

“Continued growth in the number full-service spas and nail salons will also generate numerous job openings for manicurists, pedicurists, and skin care specialists.  Estheticians and other skin care specialists will see large gains in employment, and are expected to grow almost 38 percent, much faster than average, primarily due to the popularity of skin treatments for relaxation and medical well-being.   Manicurists and pedicurists meanwhile will grow by 19 percent, faster than average.”  

To read the article in it’s entirely go to http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos332.htm

For Information on Employment & Wages go to http://www.bls.gov/oes/2009/may/oes395012.htm







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